Salaries for Hospitality and Tourism Professionals

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Hospitality includes a broad array of careers, including jobs at hotels, casinos, resorts, sports arenas, museums, and restaurants. Find out the salaries for jobs in the tourism and hospitality fields using our simple salary research tools. Additionally, find out the careers most in demand, such as hotel and gaming managers, interpreters, and large event planners and managers.

Perform a variety of attending duties at amusement or recreation facility. May schedule use of recreation facilities, maintain and provide equipment to participants of sporting events or recreational pursuits, or...

Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or for assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact, and condition animals to respond to commands. Train...

Compete in athletic events.

Handle baggage for travelers at transportation terminals or for guests at hotels or similar establishments.

Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

Prepare or serve specialty coffee or other beverages. Serve food such as baked goods or sandwiches to patrons.

Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.

Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.

Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.

Assist patrons at hotel, apartment, or office building with personal services. May take messages; arrange or give advice on transportation, business services, or entertainment; or monitor guest requests for housekeeping...

Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.

Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.

Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.

Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.

Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables.

Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table.

Facilitate food service. Clean tables; remove dirty dishes; replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food; and serve items...

Clean dishes, kitchen, food preparation equipment, or utensils.

Perform duties such as taking orders and serving food and beverages. Serve customers at counter or from a steam table. May take payment. May prepare food and beverages.

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers in assigned gambling areas. May circulate among tables, observe operations, and ensure that stations and games are covered for each shift. May verify and pay off...

Directly supervise and coordinate work activities of cleaning personnel in hotels, hospitals, offices, and other establishments.

Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.

Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars.

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.

Post information enabling patrons to wager on various races and sporting events. Assist in the operation of games such as keno and bingo. May operate random number-generating equipment and announce the numbers for...

In a gambling establishment, conduct financial transactions for patrons. Accept patron's credit application and verify credit references to provide check-cashing authorization or to establish house credit accounts. May...

Exchange coins, tokens, and chips for patrons' money. May issue payoffs and obtain customer's signature on receipt. May operate a booth in the slot machine area and furnish change persons with money bank at the start of...

Operate table games. Stand or sit behind table and operate games of chance by dispensing the appropriate number of cards or blocks to players, or operating other gambling equipment. Distribute winnings or collect...

Plan, direct, or coordinate gambling operations in a casino. May formulate house rules.

Supervise and coordinate activities of workers in assigned gaming areas. Circulate among tables and observe operations. Ensure that stations and games are covered for each shift. May explain and interpret operating...

Welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service.

Accommodate hotel, motel, and resort patrons by registering and assigning rooms to guests, issuing room keys or cards, transmitting and receiving messages, keeping records of occupied rooms and guests' accounts, making...

Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler,...

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties may include making beds, replenishing...

Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

Set up and operate motion picture projection and related sound reproduction equipment.

Restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and...

Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation,...

Make and confirm reservations for transportation or lodging, or sell transportation tickets. May check baggage and direct passengers to designated concourse, pier, or track; deliver tickets and contact individuals and...

Teach or instruct individuals or groups for the primary purpose of self-enrichment or recreation, rather than for an occupational objective, educational attainment, competition, or fitness.

Set up, operate, or tend continuous flow or vat-type equipment; filter presses; shaker screens; centrifuges; condenser tubes; precipitating, fermenting, or evaporating tanks; scrubbing towers; or batch stills. These...

Design special exhibits and sets for film, video, television, and theater productions. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.

Supervise and coordinate activities of slot department workers to provide service to patrons. Handle and settle complaints of players. Verify and pay off jackpots. Reset slot machines after payoffs. Make repairs or...

Operate telephone business systems equipment or switchboards to relay incoming, outgoing, and interoffice calls. May supply information to callers and record messages.

Plan and sell transportation and accommodations for customers. Determine destination, modes of transportation, travel dates, costs, and accommodations required. May also describe, plan, and arrange itineraries and sell...

Officiate at competitive athletic or sporting events. Detect infractions of rules and decide penalties according to established regulations. Includes all sporting officials, referees, and competition judges.

Assist patrons at entertainment events by performing duties, such as collecting admission tickets and passes from patrons, assisting in finding seats, searching for lost articles, and helping patrons locate such...

Take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment.

The availability of jobs in tourism and hospitality vary greatly according to specific geographic location. However, the general hospitality industry is one of the largest industries by employees in the country. The hospitality industry includes food service workers, which account for an increasing percentage of the total workforce.

Jobs in the hospitality and tourism industry include entertainment jobs such as those at casinos and resorts, hotel management, and any type of travel and tourism, including self-employed travel guides and agents. Degree requirements vary by professions, however specialized degrees in hospitality or hotel management significantly raises average compensation. Strong growth of over 10% is projected over the next ten years and the career outlook appears robust.

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